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Provo-Orem, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Provo fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 1.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Provo peaked in December 2009 at 8.0% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.8% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Provo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Utah 1.9% -0.1 -1.0
Provo 1.8% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Provo, Utah, National

Provo, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Provo, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Provo peaked in April 2020 at 23,678. There are now 17,543 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,111 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. Provo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Provo, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Provo 6,135 +24 -2,421

Number of Unemployed Persons

Provo, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 1.9% 1.8% 6,135
March
2022
3.6% 2.0% 1.8% 6,111
February
2022
3.8% 2.1% 1.8% 6,330
January
2022
4.0% 2.2% 1.9% 6,706
December
2021
3.9% 2.3% 2.0% 6,875
November
2021
4.2% 2.3% 2.0% 6,844
October
2021
4.6% 2.3% 2.0% 6,842
September
2021
4.7% 2.5% 2.1% 7,011
August
2021
5.2% 2.6% 2.1% 7,269
July
2021
5.4% 2.7% 2.3% 7,582
June
2021
5.9% 2.8% 2.4% 7,904

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.